Trump, Republicans ignore lessons of Noah

It is too soon to know the extent of the damage done by Hurricane Harvey. Estimates are that over a million people have been...

Legislator who stood up to sexism in 1973 sees some progress

BY JEN FIFIELD STATELINE.ORG/TNS WASHINGTON – Colleagues warned Senfronia Thompson that speaking out would jeopardize her political future. It was the spring of 1973, and 34-year-old Thompson...

What could be worse?

Right-wing Republicans have given nearly every excuse possible for their own bad behavior. Truth and objectivity seem to escape their ilk. After hearing one...

Let’s make our money speak loudly

Where many of us would be today if our ancestors like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie...

Leave it to the Democrats!

Let me say up front that I am a Democrat. I am a Black woman, and there...

Imagine a nation of equality, justice for all

Black Americans have never known what a nation of “justice for all” looks like. That doesn’t stop...

Plastics are strangling the planet

On my morning walk I pass a tree every day that has a long plastic bag stuck...

We must heal the wounds

The chaotic and catastrophic conditions we are seeing across the world have even the most optimistic people...

Why Black America needs baseball

A video of Chris Rock has made the rounds in which he offers a critique of Major League baseball and its relationship to Black...

US Senate is not diverse or inclusive

Since our founding in 1910, the National Urban League has been focused on economic civil rights and empowerment issues. At the core of civil...

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